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Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

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Address: Ouimet Canyon Road, Dorion, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 807-977-2526
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Spectacular and dizzying are the words to describe the steep-sided canyons...

Spectacular and dizzying are the words to describe the steep-sided canyons of this rugged and scenic region.

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Spectacular Views Near Thunder Bay

Ouimet Canyon warrants a visit for anyone coming to the Thunder Bay area. The canyon is officially the Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, which is a day park only (no camping). There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Ouimet Canyon warrants a visit for anyone coming to the Thunder Bay area. The canyon is officially the Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, which is a day park only (no camping). There is a Wikipedia entry and an Ontario government web site as well. There is no admission fee. There is generous parking, toilets, and a small information building that was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Well worth the time to view the gorge. Quite the drop to the floor of canyon. Fog obscured some of the scenery but still impressive.

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Thank banzai888
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here the first time in the late 70's and back then there was no viewing deck or railings. We stood on the cliffs edge and looked down. These days the hike to the canyon is well marked and very enjoyable. The viewing platforms give you a wonderful view of the canyon. Great photo opportunities abound. The drive into... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A bit of a drive off the main highway to get there but worth it. There is a very short hike to two observation decks overlooking the canyon. There are information plaques at both. If you walk the look there is a short uphill section to walk, it is a bit steep. You can retrace your steps back if you... More 

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Thank Sue L
Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

After stumbling upon Ouimet canyon Provincial park, I am glad to say that it is a really nice stop on any trip. The drive up to the trail is a little steep and windy turns but the views at the top are worth it. In the parking lot there are many signs explaining what's in the park and where to... More 

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Thank Corry L
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The canyon is a secret hide away with amazing views. The road is not well marked. Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park is located 11 kilometres off Highway 11/17 on Ouimet Canyon Road in Dorion, Ontario. It is a large gorge in Ontario that is 100 metres deep, 150 metres wide and two kilometres in length. This is a provincial day park... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This was on our way from Thundery Bay to Wawa and is not too far off the highway. We were lucky enough to see some black bears on the road there. It's a 1km walk back to the starting point and has two lookouts on the trail. Both are great! The canyon is really beautiful and overlooks even more amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

While in the Thunder Bay Area plan to visit Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. It's located about an hour's drive east of Thunder Bay. Pay a toonie per person and take a one kilometre walk along a path to two viewing pods that let you see this gorgeous and unique geological feature. Information plaques tell you the history of the canyon.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The detour is worth it! It is not the grand canyon but is it ever the sight in it's own right. The trail is easy to walk and the lookouts are helpful. Wonderful opportunity for any shutter bug.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is a secret hide away, the view is very very breathtaking, canyon as far as your eyes can see, the trail is not hard to navigate. I highly recommend this place to the person who lives the outdoors.

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